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Another excellent issue
on 8 June 2006
Volume 3 of the "British Transport Films" series is also a must for any railway buff. I received my set yesterday and only had time to watch "Fully Fitted Freight" last night. This film alone made the purchase worthwhile for me! The way the film captures the "busy-ness" of Britain's railways at the time and the general optimism of life in Britain in the 1950s is just amazing! A refreshing change from life today! And "Terminus" (a day in the life of Waterloo Station) which I have seen before is just wonderful!
Picture quality was good considering the age of the source material. There is the occasional bit of fluff/film dirt etc, but it's pretty unobtrusive and the overall sharpness and cleanness of the picture is good - in fact very good. Sound quality does vary a bit, but it's as good as you'll get from the source and isn't really bad at the worst of times; but there is the odd bit of audio distortion which was quite common in films from that era and earlier.
One film I was pleased to see in this collection is "The Third Sam" narrated by Stanley Holloway which I saw for the first time at the 2004 York Railfest.
Having purchased the first two volumes in this series, I can be pretty certain this volume won't disappoint those who are undecided on buying it.
Sadly, this volume (like the other two) doesn't contain my all-time favourite of these railway films namely "Night Mail" but I guess that one will come with (I hope) a future release in the series.